Postal Museum, Budapest

1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 27.
GPS: 47.510951, 19.075098
Phone:

+36 1 269 6838

+36 1 322 4240
info@postamuzeum.hu

The seat of Postal Museum moved to 27 Benczúr utca ( street ) in 2012, where this building meant the place-based education of postmen since 1931. The concept of permanent exhibition space on the 2nd floor demonstrates the areas, where the Royal Hungarian Post can be considered the first and technical innovations and features, which introduced, among the first in Europe, or even in the whole world. It created the possibility of employment of women, among the first independent existence for themselves, the world's first petrol-driven vehicles put in service; on 1st October 1869 at the same time together with the Austrian Postal administration introduced the postcard as a new type of shipment method.

The perfecting inventions of working by the Hungarian post officers used in other European post offices; the outstanding engineers of the Hungarian Post perfected their work concerning telegraphic, telephone and radio equipment. The Blaw-Knox cigar-shaped radio antenna built in 1933 near Lakihegy is still the world's tallest edifice engineering in this range. During the trying times of manual telephone exchanges, pneumatic tube device, Morse telegraphs and teleprinter, interval signal machine, their operation not just can observe, but you may try them out, like the preparation and delivery of value consignment mail bags locking with special padlock and envelope bunching as well.

Our exhibition gives in many ways an opportunity to gain knowledge and testing activities, for the older generation to get nostalgic about the past, and for the children, listening to fairy tales over the phone.

The first room provides space for our temporary exhibitions:

 

In Telegraphic Style

Telegraph, ornamental telegraph - is now barely used in communication and almost unknown for younger generations. In most of the family archives, however, there are still some ornamental telegraphs that have come to an event, an anniversary etc. By their visual world and artwork, it’s easy to specify their age, from the length of their usage time, we can see their popularity clearly.

  These sixty artists have put together a hundred and thirty works of art. This is a summary of the art changes that have taken place since 1928 in the applied graphics.

  Nowadays, in the fast-paced internet world, the telegraph seems to be outdated. But important to notice, that they are tangible and long-lasting in opposition with any internet based solution. While we can’t be sure whether the internet based solutions are future-proved, these telegraphs are still readable. With our exhibition, besides presenting the history of Hungarian ornamental telegraphs, we would like to draw attention to this fact.


Opening hours

From 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday, we are closed on Mondays.

In the winther months, January, February and December from 10 am to 4 pm everyday, we are closed on Mondays.

We are also closed on 1 January, from Good Friday until Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, All Saints' Day, 24–31 December. 

Entrance Fees:

Full price ticket - 1000 Ft

Reduced ticket (student, pensioner) - 500 Ft

Family ticket (2 adults + 2 or more children) - 2100 Ft

Adult group ticket (over 10 person) - 600 Ft/person

Reduced group ticket (over 10  person) - 200 Ft/person

 

The exibiton can be visited without charge for: adults who have already turned 70 years of age, disabled persons, teachers, journalists.

 


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E-mail: info@postamuzeum.hu
Phone: +36 1 269 6838
+36 1 322 4240
Address: 1068 Budapest, Benczúr u. 27.
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